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Joint development of single-engined 2.5 tonne helicopter


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AgustaWestland Helicopters
: 02 September, 2013  (Company News)
AgustaWestland is joining forces with Russian Helicopters to undertake the design and development of a new 2.5 tonne single-engined helicopter for the global market
Joint development of single-engined 2.5 tonne helicopter

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, which itself is part of of the Rostec state corporation, and AgustaWestland have signed a Heads of Agreement at the MAKS 2013 air show defining the joint design and development programme for a new 2.5-tonne class single-engine helicopter.
The agreement was signed by Daniele Romiti, CEO of AgustaWestland, and Russian Helicopters CEO Dmitry Petrov.

The preliminary assessment of the helicopter's technical design and commercial opportunities is expected to be completed in the next few months. The programme, first announced by the partners in summer 2012, is intended to be shared on a 50/50 basis, with the new helicopter being designed for the worldwide market and a wide range of applications.

Dmitry Petrov, CEO of Russian Helicopters, said: “This agreement is a new step in the mutually beneficial cooperation between our companies. As a global rotorcraft market player, Russian Helicopters is actively involved in international projects on manufacturing localization and the development of new helicopter models. Our cooperation with AgustaWestland is moving forward successfully and is one of our key priorities."

Daniele Romiti, AgustaWestland CEO said: “This agreement with Russian Helicopters expands our successful partnership which started with the establishment of the joint venture HeliVert, for the local assembly of the best selling AW139 model. We are delighted to be progressing to the next stage of this programme covering the design and development stages. The soon to be completed technical and market assessment will allow us to define the basis for a modern, cost/effective product to successfully compete globally.”

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